A GUARDIAN reader complained Wednesday that her request for an absentee ballot was sent to all the candidates by the county….she has been inundated with junk mail letters from politicos.
Turns out she was absolutely right. Ada County Clerk and chief election officer Dave Navarro tells us the REQUESTS for absentee ballots are a public record and a bunch of candidates and political parties have filed requests to get a daily e-mail list of the names of anyone applying for an absentee ballot.
If you decide to vote by mail, brace yourself for a deluge of political junk mail. They pretty well know for certain you will vote if you have the ballot, so they don’t waste their mail money on “resident” mass mailings when they can join you in the voting booth so to speak.
Navarro said the voter registration cards themselves are a public record as well and serve as the basis for many of the political party mailings and target campaigns.
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